25 Timeless Style Lessons From Audrey Hepburn

posted on 17 Jun 2015 13:28 by deepairport5015
We, like many women before us, hereby declare Audrey Hepburn our official classic style icon. Her closet was full of the many fashion staples women still swear by today: fitted pants, the "LBD," cropped silhouettes and an envious assortment of hats and earrings. She wasn't afraid to wear pants (or a suit!) and always retained an aura of femininity with her outfit choices.

But what we love best about Hepburn's style was her hearty attitude. She was able to make such groundbreaking sartorial choices because she was confident in her own skin and didn't take life too seriously. Henceforth, 25 essential style lessons you can learn from the legend...

1. Sometimes, a simple dress is all you need. You can let your natural features steal the attention.

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2. Gloves add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Hepburn's cutesy look was elevated by her immaculate white gloves.

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3. Always accessorize and protect your face with a stylish woven hat -- even if you're just cleaning the pool.

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4. Striped t-shirts and cropped haircuts can still look super feminine. Hepburn's confidence made this boyish look shine.

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5. Wearing a cozy nightgown is completely acceptable. You don't always have to wear skimpy things to bed -- comfort takes precedence!

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6. A belt cinched in the middle of a dress creates a lovely shape. Hepburn amped up her plaid dress with a tight belt and an awesome beret.

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7. You can wear a crown, even if you're not royalty. Hepburn knew that every woman should be treated like a princess.

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8. Don't be afraid to rock a bow tie and a suit. Hepburn wore menswear to a T. Her heavy eyeliner and lipstick kept things sexy.

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9. Collared shirts never go out of style. Furthermore, collared shirts and striped capris make for a great daytime look.

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10. This author gives insightful resources concerning rings for women and also on online jewellery shopping india.Your bangs don't always have to be worn straight across your forehead. Hepburn played around with her's for an edgy, asymmetrical, cut-up look.

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11. You can never go wrong with a bold red lip. Hepburn knew this essential trick of the trade. (We also can't get over her amazing gold armband!)

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12. Simple color blocking creates a classic look. Just add some fun, chunky sandals and eye-catching earrings, like Hepburn did.

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13. Take off your heels to play sports. But you can keep on that practical yet adorable summer dress...

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14. Fun, bold prints are always a go. Hepburn's feminine makeup and wide-brimmed hat helped to balance out the strong pattern on this dress.

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15. Women can wear loafers just as well as men. Hepburn's penny loafers looked adorable paired with her anorak and head scarf.

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16. Sunglasses work with literally any outfit -- even formal ones. In this infamous picture, Hepburn exuded "cool" by pairing Wayfarer-style shades with her jeweled-out LBD.

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17. Take a fashion risk, and wear that unique item. If Hepburn was anything, she was definitely an individual. Case in point: this peculiar hat. We think it worked!

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18. Find a classic and practical bag. Hepburn's simple tweed purse can be worn everyday with a wide variety of outfits.

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19. In order to really stand out, opt for a different take on your wedding dress. Hepburn chose to wear a short white dress and her signature head scarf at her wedding to Andrew Dotti. Opting out of the traditional gown reflected her unique style.

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20. Skip the bikini, and wear a bright one-piece bathing suit. You'll turn more heads in this often over-looked bathing suit choice.

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21. Expertly placed dark eyeliner can soften up a short haircut. Hepburn's face always looked ultra feminine because she knew how to harness the power of great eye makeup.

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22. Babydoll dresses still look great as you mature. Just make sure you don't pick a dress that's too juvenile-looking, but rather one that is tastefully youthful -- like Hepburn's classy flowered gown.

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23. Long lashes look ravishing on older women. Think you're getting too old to flaunt mascara? Think again. Hepburn proved that age is just a number with her beautiful lashes.

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24. Your senior years are the perfect time to break out the intricate jewelry. While it can sometimes look a little overdone on younger women, flashy earrings and necklaces add spark to a sophisticated lady's ensemble. (As Holly Golightly put it, "It's tacky to wear diamonds before you're 40.")

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25. The final and most important lesson: Wear clothes you can be yourself in.

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More of Hepburn's amazing style...

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Hepburn wore this Givenchy dress to the 1954 Academy Awards, where she won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film "Roman Holiday." The delicate lace and the classic silhouette makes this an iconic style moment.

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Audrey channels her character Holly Golightly in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in a cute black embroidered dress and pouffed hair.

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We're in tweed handmade jewellery heaven! Audrey cuts a dashing figure in this three-quarter sleeve coat.

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One of the most recognizable photos of Audrey in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The actress wears her famous little black dress with a jewel-encrusted pearl necklace, and her hair piled up high on her head. So chic.

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Tradition with a twist; Audrey wraps herself up in a sari.

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One of the. For those who need to have added reports in relation to SITE TOPIC GOES HERE make a trip to and also quickly.first actresses to embrace masculine style, Audrey embodied boy-chic with her pixie cut and made it feminine with a structured dress.

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Here she is embracing her inner man in fun striped pants and a fitted men's collar shirt.

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A beachy shot from the 1950s.

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Audrey proves that all you need is a little black dress and a pair of elbow-length gloves to look chic and sexy.

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Even turtlenecks can be beautiful!

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If you wear a large hat and movie star sunglasses it's guaranteed you will look like a spy. A glamorous spy, but a spy nonetheless.

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Pure '60s style makeup going on here with loads and loads of mascara, eyeliner and shadow.

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Can Audrey pull off an odd-looking hat? Is that just a tall boater with a tassel?

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Double the bow, double the glamour.

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Audrey's spectacular "My Fair Lady" gown and her classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" dress are like day and night. But this look is so fun and over-the-top that we can't stop staring at it.

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We love this classic tweed two-piece outfit. It's very Chanel.

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There's nothing more chic than a red coat paired with black gloves. She was way ahead of her time.

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Only Audrey can make a cloche hat with what looks like hanging pearl grapes look good.

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A crushed velvet gown with a belt? Sign us up!

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Audrey never really veered away from boatneck style dresses -- but why change a good thing?

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A basic black jumpsuit at its finest.

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Who cares about the dress... Look at that loopy hair!

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The perfect outfit for cold weather.

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Matching your clothes and accessories can work if the print is fabulous.

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The perfect gown to dance in.

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It must be spring time -- The flowers on Audrey's dress are in bloom.

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Pink and perfect.

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Soaking up the sun.

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A chic snack!

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With two suitors.

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Enjoying a good read.



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Getting some help grocery shopping.

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Taking a glamorous cat nap.

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Making a stop at the deli counter.



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Feeding a doe.

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Driving us wild!

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We love her chic short bangs.

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With Humphrey Bogart in 1954's "Sabrina."

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In "Roman Holiday," 1953.

Steal Audrey Hepburn's Glamorous Look With This Backstage Tutorial

If there's one woman who exudes glamour and sophistication in her beauty look, it's Audrey Hepburn. And her enviable Holly Golightly hair and makeup, which she wore in 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's, is well within reach. We went backstage at the Breakfast at Tiffany's Broadway play to learn the secrets behind Audrey's classic look. On Maria: KORS by Michael Kors.

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